Winchester in Frederick County ... so close to everywhere! Located at the northern tip of Virginia, it is the northern gateway to the Shenandoah Valley. Just 70 miles northwest of Washington, DC, Winchester, Frederick County, is located along Interstate 81 and is convenient to Interstate 66. Routes 50, 7, and 522 intersect in Winchester.
Winchester, surrounded by vast orchards, constitutes one of the largest apple export markets of the nation and the largest apple producing area in Virginia.
Winchester is known for hosting the Shenandoah Valley Apple Blossom Festival, an annual event featuring the world's largest fire-fighters' parade. Festival highlights also include a grand feature parade, coronation of Queen Shenandoah, a circus, a large arts-and-crafts show in the park, and much, much more! The population of Winchester rises from 25,000 to 250,000 during the Apple Blossom Festival.
Winchester has received awards for Best Public Celebrations and Most Loveable Small Towns in Mountain Homes - Southern Style's Winter 2007 Annual Guide issue. Chosen from towns in upscale communities in Virginia, West Virginia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Maryland, Winchester ranks number 14. This comes on the heels of a survey done by a major insurance company that named Winchester one of the safest of its size in the entire U.S.
Winchester, Virginia, was settled primarily by Germans and Scots-Irish.
Newtown, Newtonfield, Stephensburg, Pantops, Stephens, Stephens City--- all names for the town where the road to Alexandria intersected the Great Wagon Road.
The tomb of Lord Fairfax, the home and grave of Revolutionary hero General Daniel Morgan, George Washington's headquarters and those of Stonewall Jackson - all within Winchester.
Frederick County was the birthplace of Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Willa Cather and the hometown of country music legend Patsy Cline.